The mission of the Office of Career Services is to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art resources and services for cadets to assist them in their needs relative to career planning, career experiences, and employment or graduate education opportunities.

We provide assistance and resources to all cadets and recent alumni up to one year after graduation.  Cadets wishing to set-up an appointment with a member of our staff can do so by emailing or by visiting our office in 311 Carroll Hall.  Career Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Career Services offers several online career resources accessible to cadets 24 hours a day.  If you have questions, stop by our office in 311 Carroll Hall or email us at

Handshake is an e-recruiting resource for searching jobs, internships, career fairs, and on-Post employer recruiting visits.  For assistance, review the Handshake Student Help Center for resources to help get the most out of Handshake.

FOCUS 2 is an online, self-guided program which identifies your work values, skills, personality preferences, and natural strengths to help you make decisions about your future career goals. 

CareerShift is an easy to use job search and networking tool.  With CareerShift, you can search multiple company and job board listings through one location, find inside contact information for millions of companies, and create and store your job search documents.

VAULT career information center has a wide array of online career information guides regarding numerous topics including resumes, interviews, and job-search advice. Also available are organizational profiles for over 10,000 potential employers in over 180 industries and a searchable list of specific employment opportunities. 

Finding the right career choice starts during your first year at VMI. The four-year plan is designed for the VMI cadet so you can make the most of your four years as you prepare for your life s career. The plan will help you assess your accomplishments and determine what your next steps should be.

Four Year Plan for Cadets